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baldw1mg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hey,

When I turn my magic mouse off at the end of the day, the following day when I turn it back on, my computer doesn't recognize it. I have to plug back in my mighty mouse and click on bluetooth, then apple wireless mouse and connect.

Is there a way for it to automatically recognize it and connect?

Thank you,

Marcus

Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Christian Spanring Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem: Magic Mouse doesn't connect after it's turned off and on again. I'm on a MacBook Pro, so I can use the trackpad to connect to the mouse manually. Automatic connection would be great though...
  • Barry Hemphill Level 8 Level 8 (36,900 points)
    Hello Marcus:

    I never turn BT devices off. However, try making the mouse a favorite:

    System preferences>bluetooth. Highlight the mouse and click on the little gear thing. Click on +"show more info."+ Click on the gear again and make the device a favorite.

    Barry
  • portfoleyo Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I am having this problem too. I dont wanna leave it on because i already see the battery draining, what will making it "favorite" do?
    Is there key command to access the menu bar? that way we could connect manually.

    Message was edited by: portfoleyo
  • Christian Spanring Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the the hint, but making the mouse a Bluetooth favorite didn't solve the problem, unfortunately.
  • xlnxminusx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Does clicking the mouse cause it to connect?
  • Christian Spanring Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, that did it, thanks! Can't believe I couldn't that figure out...
  • portfoleyo Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Cool! Got it to work!
    Awesome advice
  • baldw1mg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you!
  • Barry Hemphill Level 8 Level 8 (36,900 points)
    Hello b:

    You are welcome, I think (It is hard to determine what solved your issue). You gave the "solved" star to someone who had nothing to do with the solution (I have plenty of points, so I am not complaining).

    Barry
  • padmavyuha Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem with my Magic Mouse, and the suggested solutions in this thread have not solved the issue.

    If I turn on my Magic Mouse, the only way to get it to reconnect is manually either via the Bluetooth System Pref panel, or using the Bluetooth menubar item, both of which require a wired mouse to do so.

    I have my Magic Mouse set as a Favourite, and I have tried switching it on and then clicking it, to no avail. It's the only Bluetooth device I have.

    For the moment, my workaround involves a key sequence in iKey that does the mouse-clicking for me, but there must be some reliable way to get the mouse to reconnect automatically with the iMac? I'll try deleting the mouse from the list and recreating the pairing, see if that helps.
  • padmavyuha Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Update: no, nothing I do - repairing, restarting, clicking the mouse - will get it to reconnect automatically if it has been turned off and is turned on again.
  • Mike Alport Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    After being switched off, magic Mouse connects for me automatically - or at least semi-automatically - since it does require a mouse click. A ghost "Connected" mouse icon appears on the screen.
    But that is certainly easier than going into the Bluetooth setup every time.
    Surely you would expect a good looking design to work easily as well??
    Am also very happy to say goodbye to that terrible Mighty Mouse scroll ball that kept clogging up.
  • Nick Vogel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This is what I do when I've just changed the magic mouse batteries and need to reconnect:
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    1. command+spacebar (this opens spotlight)
    2. type in "system preferences" (once you type in "sys..." it should be one of the first options)
    3. if necessary, navigate down to system prefs using the arrow keys
    4. once system prefs is highlighted, press return
    5. when system prefs opens, there should be a blinking cursor in the search bar on the top right ready for input
    6. type in "mouse" and press return
    7. turn on the magic mouse
    8. if the bluetooth adapter AND mouse are working correctly it will say "Found: 'Apple Wireless Mouse'"
    9. press return to continue
    10. wait a few seconds and the mouse should be connected
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    I'm assuming this is what you're asking for if you're trying to "connect manually."

    It is possible to do a lot on a Mac with just the keyboard. Anytime you're without a mouse it's possible to access almost all your applications/folders/files via Spotlight using "command+spacebar" and navigate your way around your Mac from there. However, this will only work if your Spotlight is on and its settings are enabled to access system prefs (and applications if you wanna open other stuff with it). Spotlight is set to access system prefs (and applications) by default, so unless you've changed this setting you should be fine.

    PS - Some of the extreme specifics in these steps might be a little off, as I am typing all of this from memory (e.g. it might say "connect" instead of "continue" in the mouse pane of sys prefs when trying to connect... other than this, I'm sure it's spot on).

    Hope all this answers your question.

    -Nick
  • vladalexa Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Nick Vogel wrote:
    1. command+spacebar (this opens spotlight)
    2. type in "system preferences" (once you type in "sys..." it should be one of the first options)
    3. if necessary, navigate down to system prefs using the arrow keys
    4. once system prefs is highlighted, press return
    5. when system prefs opens, there should be a blinking cursor in the search bar on the top right ready for input
    6. type in "mouse" and press return
    7. turn on the magic mouse
    8. if the bluetooth adapter AND mouse are working correctly it will say "Found: 'Apple Wireless Mouse'"
    9. press return to continue
    10. wait a few seconds and the mouse should be connected


    instead of al this this you can just click the mouse and it will trigger the reconnect , i actually submitted a bug report with apple before i knew this as i was doing those 10 steps too
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